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Full time
Onsite or remote
Retirement contributions
Paid parental leave
Healthcare benefits
Signing bonus
Unlimited PTO
Mental health support
Wellness reimbursement
Flexible schedules
Employee equity
Competitive salary
Sean Joseph Klassen
Alexandra Bond
Amanda Piñero
Andreas Ubbe Dall
Andrew Kim
Andrew Madrick
Alex Price
Andy Hsu
Brit Pelzl
Carol Lei
Dani Moalem
Eddie H
Eric Chung
Georgia Hatchett
isaac daniels
Jena McWhirter
Jonathan Simcoe
Kaitlin Banafsheha
Jen Pearce
Liana Dumitru
Luisa Ilvento
Maryia Uporava
Matt Wright
Michael Barsky
Nicholas Leach
Serena Eom
Sean Joseph Klassen
Shawn Bowers
Shivani Kohli

In 1954, Eero Saarinen designed a branch office with glass walls, no offices, and a completely open floor plan in Columbus, Indiana. It was surrounded by trees; the furniture was made by Herman Miller; the lobby flooring was thick, rustic brick. It was built with transparency and community at its core. Since then, a lot of things have happened—Saarinen’s branch is now a conference center, people increasingly live on the internet, and it’s hard to think of a single financial institution that still applies design thinking to their company.

Mercury is on a mission to defy those expectations. We’re a financial technology company that helps startups spend less time banking and more time building. We believe that the key to our success revolves around thoughtful design and we’re looking to add a hands-on, staff designer to help. You’ll be a key part of our team that shapes the ways Mercury shows up and interacts with the world across all of our brand touch-points—helping to connect the dots between marketing and product. You love to solve complex problems through design, but you’re equally passionate about cultivating, guiding, and inspiring your team through the work to foster a collaborative environment of experimentation and innovation.

Some things you’ll do

  • Help establish the bar for design and execution on our team, shipping work, creating design systems and guidelines, and codifying best practices and processes

  • Fearlessly concept, iterate, prototype, and test to deliver strategic, elegant and simple design solutions for websites, brand campaigns, events, and more.

  • Make sense of complex systems and develop inventive solutions through distillation and experimentation

  • Ground the work in a deep understanding of our brand and push on strategic insights to stretch creative opportunities

  • Influence the design team with unique and innovative design solutions, inspiring them to push their thinking and skill levels to new heights

  • Collaborate and build solid relationships both with your team and cross-functionally to understand what a project needs at any given moment in an effort to move the work forward

  • Consistently communicate effectively and proactively with team members, agencies, and cross-functional partners

  • Think strategically about the project lifecycle, necessary timelines, business challenges, and the necessity of communication amongst your project team

  • Balance multiple project assignments or business challenges with a steady disposition

  • Invite a wide range of perspectives and help strengthen collaboration on your team through role modeling

What you’ll bring

  • Demonstrated experience leading design on high impact, successful brand experiences and products

  • Proven experience mentoring designers and steering work with clarity and actionable direction

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional partners and leaders

  • An inclusive mindset and an ability to reconcile diverse points of view

  • Capacity for unsticking intractable roadblocks and pushing the team toward inventive solutions

  • Knowledge of when to zoom in and out of the work to maintain quality and momentum

  • An understanding that exploration and iteration gets you to the right answer

  • A deep foundation and understanding of intricacies in graphic design and user experience design within digital brand and creative disciplines

  • Solid verbal and presentation skills that get across the process, approach, and impact of your design

  • A mind for best practices, paired with a willingness to try something just crazy enough to work

  • Expertise in current industry tools like Figma with the ability to adapt to new technologies

  • Emotional maturity and awareness, utilizing multiple styles of communication and influence to come to the best result but never forgetting to lead with kindness and humility

  • Curiosity and passion for doing great work

Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry, and all employees receive salary + equity + benefits. Individual pay decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.

The ranges shared are for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced or more senior than this job description as posted. If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.

The salary range for candidates in the US is $194,000 - $213,500. The salary range for candidates in Canada is CAD 172,500 - 190,000.